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Maximum Awarded for Head-on Accident with Tractor-trailer

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Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore for the Plaintiff

King William County Circuit Court

Our client suffered substantial injuries when a tractor-trailer came into her lane of travel and hit her head-on. The Plaintiff lost several teeth, required extensive oral surgery, and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The tractor-trailer’s insurance carrier became insolvent and the Plaintiff had to recover from an insurance guaranty association. The Plaintiff recovered the maximum amount available through the guaranty association.

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Twelve Gentry Locke Lawyers Named to 2012 Virginia Legal Elite

The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys have been designated Virginia Legal Elite lawyers by Virginia Business magazine. Thomas J. Bondurant, Jr. – Criminal Law David N. Cohan – Intellectual Property G. Franklin Flippin – Business Law W. William Gust – Taxes/Estates/Trusts Gregory J. Haley – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative K. Brett Marston – Construction Monica T. Monday – Appellate James J. O’Keeffe, IV – Appellate G. Michael Pace, Jr. – Real Estate/Land Use W. David Paxton – Labor/Employment J. Scott Sexton – Civil Litigation Bruce C. Stockburger – Health Law […]

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Alert: Social Media Policies and the National Labor Relations Board

On August 18, 2011 the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published a report of the “Acting General Counsel concerning social media cases within the last year.” The report issued by Lafe E. Solomon chronicles the Board’s decisions in 14 cases recently decided. According to a study released by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce dated August 5, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board, has reviewed 129 cases since 2009 involving social media and the workplace, most filed this year. The decisions in the 14 recent cases reported by the Office of the General […]

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Gentry Locke Welcomes Back Attorney Juliana F. Perry

The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP welcomes back attorney Juliana F. Perry, who will practice in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury. Julie has been representing plaintiffs primarily in medical malpractice actions for over twenty years. Julie is also experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution, and has served as a mediator or arbitrator in a wide variety of litigated matters. Julie received her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. She began working at Gentry Locke in 1991, and rejoined the Firm in November of 2011.

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The Law and Order of Social Media

Do you have a social media policy? Are you protecting your confidential information from being published on social media? Join Diane J. Geller, Partner, Gentry, Locke, Rakes and Moore, LLP as she discusses the wonders and challenges of the social media landscape. Attendees will learn updates on the latest social media wonders and blunders; whether and how laws such as the NLRA, FCRA, SCA and Title VII have evolved to keep up with the social media phenomena; whether social media should be used in the hiring and firing process; the challenges with keeping confidential information “confidential” with social media; whether […]

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Avoiding Sharps and Flats in Government Construction Projects

On October 21, 2011, Gentry Locke Partner Brett Marston presented on the topic of “Avoiding Sharps and Flats in Government Construction Projects” to attendees at the Local Government Attorneys’ Fall 2011 Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Included in the presentation was information on Contract Forms and Required Provisions and Some Issues Encountered During Construction.

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ALFA Hospitality Law Practice Group Conference

Gentry Locke employment attorney Paul Klockenbrink will participate as an employment law panelist for the ALFA Hospitality Practice Group Conference, October 12-14, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The presentation will address employment issues such as Americans With Disabilities Act public accommodation compliance; discrimination claims filed by patrons who allege they were targeted for different treatment by staff due to their race; the challenges of employing a youthful workforce; and class action wage hour issues.

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Abigail E. Murchison Joins Gentry Locke

Abigail Murchison has joined Gentry Locke and will practice in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. Prior to joining the Firm, Abigail clerked for the Honorable Mary Grace O’Brien in Virginia’s 31st Judicial District. Other professional experience includes editing William & Mary’s Bill of Rights Journal and interning at a business consulting firm in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A native of Lexington, Va., Abigail received her J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Va., in 2010 and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., in 2005.

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Is There An Independent Contractor Class Action Lawsuit in Your Future?

· Moderator: Diana Gabriel, VP, Strategy and Solutions, Staffing Industry Analysts · Panelists: – Jason Posel, SVP, Strategy and Solutions, ClearPath Workforce Management – Diane J. Geller, Attorney, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore With all the attention on the status of independent contractors, it’s not surprising that this area has gotten some significant attention from attorneys organizing class action lawsuits. In many ways litigation can be more of an issue than investigations and audits from the IRS and state governments. What makes your firm a target for class action lawsuits around independent contractor classification? What steps do you need to […]

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Catherine J. Huff joins Gentry Locke

The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP is pleased to welcome Catherine J. Huff to the Firm. Cate will practice in the Insurance and Workers’ Compensation practice groups. She has litigated in General District and Circuit Courts throughout the state. Cate graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech and received her J.D. from Liberty University.

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Daniel R. Sullivan joins Gentry Locke

The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP is pleased to welcome attorney Daniel R. Sullivan to the Firm. Dan is an associate in Gentry Locke’s Commercial Litigation practice group, and also works with attorneys on Employment Litigation and Personal Injury matters. Dan represents individual and corporate clients in both state and federal court matters. He is fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in three different continents.

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Alert: “E-Verify Self Check” Available to Individuals in Virginia and Select States

The E-Verify Self Check (“Self Check”) service is a free, Internet-based application that can be used by any worker in the United States who is over 16 to confirm his or her work authorization status. The service is currently available on a pilot basis in five states, including Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Self Check is the first online data verification service offered directly to individuals in the U.S. workforce by the E-Verify Program. Self Check is part of E-Verify, the Department of Homeland Security program administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security […]

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